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Thacher State Park
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It is always a great day for a picnic in the park.
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1 Hailes Cave Road
Voorheesville, New York   12186

Phone: 518-872-1237

Thacher State Park is located near Albany, Clifton Park and Cohoes

1. Thacher State Park offers numerous picnic tables and grills for visitors.
2. There are two large pavilions available for group picnics or events.
3. Picnic areas provide stunning views of the Hudson Valley, Green Mountains, and Adirondacks.
4. The park's open fields offer plenty of space to spread out a blanket for a casual picnic experience.
5. Visitors can enjoy their meal while observing local wildlife in its natural habitat at designated spots throughout the park.

Biking enthusiasts can explore the park's 25 miles of trails. However, be aware that not all are bike-friendly.

Some paths may prove challenging due to steep inclines and rocky terrain. Exercise caution while biking these routes.

The Long Path is a popular choice for bikers but it requires advanced skills because of its difficulty level.

For beginners or those seeking an easy ride, consider the Hop Field trail which offers less strenuous conditions with beautiful views along the way.

Remember always wear protective gear as safety should never be compromised during your cycling adventures in this scenic location.

Lastly, respect nature by staying on designated trails and avoiding sensitive habitats when you're out pedaling around.
Birdwatchers can enjoy spotting various species like warblers, vireos and thrushes. The park's diverse habitats attract a wide range of birds throughout the year. Raptors such as hawks are often seen soaring above cliffs during migration season in spring and fall. Winter brings sightings of woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees among others.

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